How to make a DIY camping hammock no sew underquilt from a poncho liner

How to make an easy DIY camping hammock underquilt from an army poncho liner. No sewing involved! MYOG

How to make a DIY camping hammock no sew underquilt from a poncho liner

Why you need a Hammock Underquilt

If you’ve ever slept in a camping hammock in temps below about 65 degrees, then you know that the underside of the hammock gets cold in a hurry with no additional insulation. Even with careful site selection and thoughtful deployment of a hammock tarp to block the wind, camping hammocks can get mighty cold at night.

*Updated March, 2017

How to stay warm in a hammock at night

However, there are a variety of solutions to this problem. An inexpensive and easy project to add insulation to the bottom of a camping hammock is a Poncho Liner Under Quilt (PLUQ). Below is a great illustration for use by DIY MYOG types, campers, hikers, backpackers, scouts, etc. Poncho Liners can be acquired on Amazon (link) or eBay (link). Or you might try a RBTR UnderQuilt kit.

What are Camping hammocks?!

If you missed it, in previous posts I gave an overview of camping hammocks (link) and a very high level look at making your own DIY hammock (link).

Why make an UnderQuilt?

Why go through all this trouble when I could just order one pre-made?

Lots of mainstream stores carry camping hammocks and all the gear to go with them. If a DIY hammock and gear isn’t your thing, then check out:

Other hammock projects you might like

Original DIY no sew poncho hammock underquilt MYOG

Original DIY no sew poncho hammock underquilt MYOG

Illustration by Derek Hanson at

Originally posted 2011-01-23 18:11:56. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

About Jeff

Jeff is the Editor in Chief of Gear Report and a National Shooting Sports Foundation Media member. He reports on the outdoor industry, reviews gear for camping, hiking, shooting, hunting, paddling, backpacking and other active pursuits. A USAF veteran, Jeff earned a MBA in Marketing and Health Services. He specializes in consultative selling and internet marketing. As the VP of BD & Marketing, Jeff provides sales and marketing leadership to MGECOM, Inc. and helps acquire new clients in need of solutions for online merchants in need of Affiliate Marketing program management. Jeff founded and manages Cress Sales & Marketing LLC, offering online sales and marketing consulting and services to online merchants and service providers.